PHIL 238
Just War Theory, Terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Fall 2012
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed PHIL 238 / PSCI 237
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What is generally known as Just War Theory (JWT), first clearly formulated by Augustine and then developing both theistic and non-theistic variants, is currently challenged by terrorism, torture, and weapons of mass destruction. Participants in this tutorial will review prominent current forms of JWT, examing how each deals–or can be adapted to deal–with these challenges. Participants will aim to discover, or perhaps in part to develop, the currently best available theory concerning the political ethics of torture, terrorism, counterterrorism, and the production and uses of weapons of mass destruction.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1483
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: tutorial papers and responses to partners' tutorial papers, in alternating weeks; participation in tutorial discussions
Prerequisites: Any Philosophy course, Political Science 203, or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Philosophy and Political Science majors and potential majors; first preference to those who were bumped from this course in Fall 2011
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: meets Value Theory requirement only if registration is under PHIL
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PHIL 238 Division II PSCI 237 Division II
Attributes: PHIL Contemporary Value Theory Courses

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